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Poster: cream-puff-war Date: Jul 15, 2009 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair opens a three-day run near Sultan, Washington, on August 30, 1968.

You've probably heard of Peanut Butter Controversy's original drummer, who left in late 1966 when PBC emerged from The Ashes to become better known as Peanut Butter Conspiracy...

(see attached file for pic of the original line-up*, formed in Los Angeles in 1966 out of a folk-rock group, The Ashes, who included John Merrill (guitar/ vocals), Alan Brackett (bass/ vocals), Barbara "Sandi" Robison (vocals), Spencer Dryden (drums) and Jim Cherniss (guitar/ vocals). The group had earlier been known as The Young Swingers, who released two obscure singles. The Ashes released one single in 1966 on the Vault label, "Is There Anything I Can Do?" written by Jackie DeShannon. Dryden then left The Ashes to replace Skip Spence in Jefferson Airplane, Robison left to give birth, and the group temporarily disbanded.

Alan Brackett hooked up with a new guitarist, Lance Baker Fent, and a new drummer, Jim Voigt, naming the new trio The Crossing Guards. Merrill and Robison rejoined, and the five-piece band became The Peanut Butter Conspiracy.)

*The Ashes - L to R: Alan Brackett, Spencer Dryden, Barbara Robison, Jim Cherniss, John Merrill







This post was modified by cream-puff-war on 2009-07-15 14:19:24

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